Seizures can be seen in people of all ages. Generally, the seizure types, causes and treatments are similar in people of different ages. Yet there are unique issues at each age group to consider. And too often, seizures go unrecognized or not treated appropriately in adults. These delays can make it harder to gain seizure control and affects a person’s quality of life in many ways.

This section will highlight key factors for health care providers, people with epilepsy, and families to think about when seizures begin in the adult years.

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Authored by: Patricia O. Shafer, RN, MN | Associate Editor / Community Manager on 11/2016
Reviewed by: Joseph I. Sirven, MD | Editor-in-Chief on 11/2016